With the 2012 Olympics boosting tourism the whole country over, few were surprised when the 2012 tourist season was a record-busting success for Suffolk. But with 2013 even bigger year for the region’s leisure and tourism industries, it looks like those who discovered the region last year have returned, giving the whole county’s tourism sector a huge boost.
With many visitors returning in 2012 after enjoying a Suffolk break last year, the Olympics are still playing a part in driving the resurgence in British tourism, but now the county itself has seized the baton and is fast becoming one of the holiday highlights of the whole country.
It’s been a big summer for Halesworth, with some of the influx attributed to the Curious County scheme, which, it is estimated, drew an extra £750 million in tourist spending to the county this summer. The year’s not over yet, either, as the Halesworth Arts Festival is set to enter its twelfth year in October, with an arra
At Love Halesworth, we’ve seen unprecedented numbers of visitors to our site in 2013, with our Halesworth free parking guides, Halesworth celebrity walks and Halesworth holiday accommodation proving especially popular.
Suffolk’s tourist attractions have also welcomed the influx of visitors. Martin Dupee, operations director of the Dinosaur Adventure, Banham Zoo and Africa Alive, told the North Norfolk News: ‘We are heading for a record year at Dinosaur Adventure with more than 200,000 visitors now being projected and, following lean years, both zoos are back well up to where they should be.’
Of course, summer 2013 in Suffolk has also been one of the sunniest summers on record, which has led to thousands of families heading east to Halesworth for a weekend of good old British seaside fun in the sun.